6 Enchanting attraction to enjoy spring in Belgium

As the weather warms up and the flowers begin to bloom, there’s no better time to explore the vibrant beauty of spring in Belgium. From enchanting floral displays to serene garden settings, including the magical allure of blue woods and pink parks, there’s something for every family to enjoy during this delightful season.

In this blog, we’ve curated a list of 6 unmissable attractions perfect for families with kids looking to make the most of springtime adventures. We’ve taken care to compile all key information in an easily digestible format, saving the precious time of busy parents.

For more details and insider tips on these captivating spring destinations, click the ‘Read More’ button and access full information.

Let’s make this spring a season to remember with unforgettable family outings amidst the blossoming wonders of Belgium.


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The enchanting phenomenon of Cherry Blossoms in Brussels captivates visitors every spring, adorning the city’s streets and parks with delicate pink flowers. They symbolize renewal and the fleeting nature of life, offering a breathtaking sight. Peak bloom times typically occur from late March to late April, but they vary each year, so keeping an eye on the trees is essential not to miss the chance to capture the splendor of these iconic blossoms in the heart of Brussels.

Popular spots to witness this natural spectacle include Josaphat Parc in Schaerbeek, Place du Roi Vainqueur in Etterbeek, Avenue de Cerisiers in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, and the Garden Cities Floréal in Watermael-Boitsfort. Click the link below to see an extensive list of spots and many more details.

Located in the Netherlands, Keukenhof is a dazzling wonderland of flowers, offering a unique and unforgettable experience for families! It is known as the “Garden of Europe“. 

And it isn’t just about the flowers! The gardens offer a variety of exciting activities to keep the whole family entertained, like: Boat Trip, Cycling Adventures, Guided Tours, Mill Exploration, Animal Meadow, Maze, Playground, Picnic and more!

Additionally, you can engage your children in Spring Learning:

*Know Flower: Learn about different flower varieties, their unique characteristics, and the importance of bees.

*Art in nature: Discuss the colors, shapes, and patterns with your children, encouraging their creativity.

A visit to the ‘Garden of Europe’ promises an enriching experience you’ll cherish. It’s a choice bound to fill your heart with joy and wonder.

With cherry blossoms in full bloom, paths decorated with blossoms, and the fresh scent of spring in the air, Hasselt’s Japanese Garden is a perfect escape for those looking to recharge. 

Beyond the breathtaking scenery, this hidden retreat offers a range of experiences to enhance your visit. Beware that many of them are in Dutch only! So check their website before planning.

*Take a journey into the past at the Ceremonial House, where you can learn about the traditional Japanese tea ceremony.
*Deepen your understanding with a guided tour, led by knowledgeable experts who will share the garden’s history and cultural significance.
*Have a relaxing session by participating in a workshop, learning the art of Japanese gardening and creating your own miniature masterpiece.
*Embrace the vibrant springtime flora as colorful flowers paint the landscape. 
*Spot playful koi fish they move gracefully in the clear ponds, adding a bit of life and activity to the calm surroundings.

Children can explore the winding paths, ponds, and waterfalls, and learn about Japanese culture while spotting variety of plants and animals!

Create unforgettable family memories amidst the tranquil beauty of Hasselt Japanese Garden!

Floralia Brussels is a wonderful flower exhibition that takes place every year at the GrootBijgaarden Castle. This charming springtime gem showcases over 400 varieties of tulips and a plethora of other enchanting spring bulbs..

Often likened to a miniature Keukenhof, it may lack boat rides and playgrounds but offers the same floral splendor. So you can also engage your children in spring learning amidst the blooms! Explore the shapes, colours, scentes…

Enjoy a leisurely walk with your children, surrounded by a million tulips blooming in the sunshine – a scene straight from a fairytale and the perfect setting.

Grab a meal at the cafeteria and sit in front of that beautiful scenery!

Every spring, the Hallerbos forest in Belgium transforms into a magical wonderland: The Blue Forest!

Millions of tiny purple flowers called bluebells carpet the forest floor, creating a sea of blue beneath the tall trees. It’s like stepping into a fairytale!

Kids will love exploring the winding paths, spotting playful rabbits and deer peeking out from between the flowers. The Hallerbos is a great place to enjoy a family picnic surrounded by nature’s beauty.

It is a very unique natural phenomenon and not so easy to spot! You’ve got to visit at the right time, which only lasts for a few days. To not miss it, keep an eye on their website where they publish videos and share with us when it is ‘blueshing’!

(By the way, You can also plan your kids birthday party at the forest with lots of activities!)

Can you even imagine strolling through the majestic gardens of the Belgian King’s Castle?

Yes you can! Once a year, Her Majesty graciously opens the gates to the Royal Greenhouses in Laeken, inviting visitors to embark on a journey of botanical splendor. This exclusive opportunity allows guests to explore both the indoor and outdoor wonders of the greenhouses, with the option to choose between a leisurely 1,5-hour or more extensive 2,5-hour route. It’s a rare chance to explore the majestic glasshouses with exotic blooms from around the world, while stepping into a world of a rich history dating back to the 19th century. 

Royal Greenhouse contain an enormous number of rare and valuable plants!

Children and adults can learn about plants, the delicate balance of our ecosystem, the history behind Belgium and the Royal family.



As you embark on your springtime adventures in Belgium, we hope our curated list of attractions brings joy and excitement to your family outings. Remember, the magic of spring is even more delightful when shared with loved ones. So, why not spread the word? Share this guide with your friends and family, and let them join in the fun too!



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All images are from the official websites of the attractions.


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